Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? | Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library 

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Indiana University South Bend, in conjunction with community partners including Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library, is a recipient of a grant to host a NEA Big Read in St. Joseph County. The 2019 St. Joseph County NEA Big Read selection is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. This personal memoir, created in graphic novel format, is a collection of the author’s life experiences as a caregiver to aging parents.

From her website, “Roz Chast’s work has appeared in numerous magazines through the years, including The Village Voice, National Lampoon, Scientific American, Harvard Business Review, Redbook and Mother Jones, but she is most closely associated with The New Yorker. Chast attended the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied painting. After graduating in 1977 she returned to New York City, where she quickly established her cartooning career. In addition to collections of her New Yorker cartoons, Chast has written and illustrated a range of books. Her latest, Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York (2017), a personalized travel guide to New York City that began as a going-away present to her youngest child, who was moving from the family’s home in Connecticut to attend SVA. Her first memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (2014) won a National Book Critics Circle Award and was shortlisted for a National Book Award.”

As part of our celebration of this award-winning graphic novel, the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library will be offering several events including:

Book Discussions (No registration is required)

Monday, March 25 @ Mishawaka Library - click here for more information
Wednesday, March 27 @ Scoobie’s (223 N Main Street, Mishawaka) - click here for more information
Thursday, March 28 @ Harris Branch - click here for more information

Interested in more books about caregiving? Here are a few suggestions:

Caregiver’s Survival Guide by Robert Yonover

The Good Caregiver by Robert L. Kane

Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver by Ruth K. Westheimer

You’d Better Not Die or I’ll Kill You by Jane Heller (eBook)

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (eBook)

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